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Vitter Introduces, Coauthors Series of Health Care Bills

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced several bills he is introducing and coauthoring to make health care more affordable and more accessible, including repealing President Obama's 2010 health care law.

"In the three years since Obamacare was signed into law, we've seen skyrocketing health care costs that raise taxes and premiums, cuts to Medicare by over half a trillion dollars to pay for a brand new government entitlement program, and harm to the economy and American workers by reducing jobs and hours because of the law's added costs and mandates," Vitter said. "Instead of waiting until costs become completely unbearable, it makes sense to flat out repeal Obamacare. Then we should start making smaller, more-targeted reforms to our health care system that actually reduce costs and ensure access and choice."

In addition to his health care repeal bill, Vitter is also coauthoring legislation that would expand access to breast cancer screenings and stop anti-competitive "pay-for-delay" deals from delaying generic drugs to the market.

Vitter will also coauthor legislation to allow for the reimportation of safe prescription medicine from other countries like Canada. Vitter has been a champion of this policy since his election to the Senate.

A list of the bills Vitter will introduce this week are below:

Health care full repeal -- would fully repeal the entire Obama health care bill today.
Sponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-La.), cosponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Mobile Mammography Promotion Act -- would expand access to mobile mammography services by eliminating the fuel excise tax to help provide on-site mammograms to women in both urban and rural areas that may not currently receive breast cancer screenings and preventive care.
Sponsored by Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.), cosponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-La.).

FAIR Generics Act -- would lower the price of prescription drugs by and make high-quality, lower-priced generic prescription medications available to consumers sooner by stopping the practice of "pay for delay" deals from keeping generic drugs off the market longer than they could.
Sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), cosponsored by Senator David Vitter


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